Cayla Panitz


I believe in healing, growth and change. I collaborate with people to help them live a more authentic, connected life.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

My Background and Approach

I approach counseling with a deep empathy and belief in the power of your strengths and encourage insight, empowerment and self-compassion. I work within a relational, feminist, anti-oppression framework. I received my Masters of Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. I specialized in children, adolescents and eating disorders. I have experience working with adults, teens and children who have experienced domestic violence, trauma and grief/loss. I have also worked with people around food, body and weight related concerns, counseled adolescents at a local high school and provided phone crisis counseling. My experience involves individual, group and family work in a variety of settings and programs. I aim to help you move towards values directed living and recognize systemic barriers to the achievement of well-being and support you in navigating these. My counseling style is accepting, sincere and validating.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in actively working to dismantle oppressive systems in my therapy work and outside of the office, as an activist. I make every effort to create an inclusive environment for people of all walks of life including, but not limited to: body size/shape, gender, race, country of origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion. I also recognize my humanity and multiple privileges and acknowledge that I have blindspots and many areas of growth. I value transparency and feedback. I believe mental health care should be available to everyone and volunteer with a few local organizations providing pro bono services and engaging in activism. It is also really important to me to actively work to challenge stigma around mental health. Attending the Portland Thorns soccer games is my happy place and I enjoy spending time nerding out on Star Wars, with my partner and getting outside when I can.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 110/session


503-512-9507 Email Cayla
5200 SW Macadam Ave
Suite 350
Portland, OR 97239

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